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May 13, 2024

Hallel on Yom HaAtzmaut, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

What is the significance of reciting Hallel on Yom haAtzmaut? 

The often heated discussions about the recitation of Hallel on Yom ha'Atzma'ut are often revealing about deeper divisions in perspective on the modern State of Israel and its religious significance. After an...

May 12, 2024

Preparing for Yom HaAtzmaut 2024, by Rav Moshe Taragin

Balancing Conflicting Emotions; Watching the Deer; The Abnormal "Streets" of Yerushalayim

Apr 21, 2024

10 Ways to Merge October 7th into our Seder Experience, by Rav Moshe Taragin

Which moments in the haggada can we anchor to our conflicting emotions of the past six months.

Audio shiur with a printable tip sheet...

Apr 18, 2024

 A Tale of Two Sedarim: From Bnei B'rak to Lod, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Why wasn't R. Gamliel at the "Seder" in B'nei Brak? 

Although we envision the evening of the Seder as being focused on the story of יציאת מצרים, there is another theme which holds a position of honor in the evening's discussion - the laws...

Apr 11, 2024

Pesach | Dayyenu?! by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Would it really have been enough?

One of the most popular hymns included in all Haggadot is the two-part paean "Dayyenu", which is a relative latecomer to the evening - it first appears in R. Saa'diah's Machzor as a song that some sing at the end of the evening. Its...